Poetry

Alexander Pushkin – Eight Favorite Poems by the Russian Poet

June 6 marks the birthday of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin …

We honor the occasion with five of our favorite poems by Alexander Pushkin …

 

The Cloud

Alexander Pushkin

 

Found in the book
Poems by Alexander Pushkin
Ivan Panin, trans.
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O last cloud of the scattered storm,
Alone thou sailest along the azure clear;
Alone thou bringest the shadow sombre,
Alone thou marrest the joyful day.

Thou but recently had’st encircled the sky
When sternly the lightning was winding about thee;
Thou gavest forth mysterious thunder,
With rain hast watered the parched earth.

Enough! Hie thyself: thy time hath passed:
Earth is refreshed; the storm hath fled;
And the breeze, fondling the trees’ leaves
Forth thee chases from the quieted heavens!
 
 

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